George Washington's Birthday: A Mostly True Tale

George Washington s Birthday A Mostly True Tale From award winning author Margaret McNamara and New Yorker artist Barry Blitt comes this partly true and completely funny story of George Washington s th birthday In this clever approach to history

  • Title: George Washington's Birthday: A Mostly True Tale
  • Author: Margaret McNamara Barry Blitt
  • ISBN: 9780375844997
  • Page: 118
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From award winning author Margaret McNamara and New Yorker artist Barry Blitt comes this partly true and completely funny story of George Washington s 7th birthday In this clever approach to history, readers will discover the truths and myths about George Washington Did George Washington wear a wig No Did George Washington cut down a cherry tree Probably not ReadersFrom award winning author Margaret McNamara and New Yorker artist Barry Blitt comes this partly true and completely funny story of George Washington s 7th birthday In this clever approach to history, readers will discover the truths and myths about George Washington Did George Washington wear a wig No Did George Washington cut down a cherry tree Probably not Readers young and old who are used to seeing George Washington as an old man, will get a new look at the first president as a kid Perfect for classrooms, Presidents Day, or as a birthday gift.

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    1. This may be my favorite of all the books about presidents I've ever read. It's cute and funny and has some terrific lines that will fly right over the heads of its intended audience but that I loved. When his older brother instructs him in his schoolwork, George mutters "Tyrant" under his breath. Love it.George wakes up the morning of his seventh birthday and wishes himself a happy birthday--which is good because it seems no one else remembers. His mother serves him breakfast without a word abou [...]

    2. The tale of George Washington and what he did on his birthday when he believed everyone forgot. I love the pictures that told the story as well. Lexile Measure: AD72OLDRA Level: 20Six Traits: Ideas, Voice

    3. I like to have strong feelings about a book, either positive or negative, when I review that book. George Washington's Birthday has been on my shelf for several months. I read it when I first received it and thought “meh.” Today I set out to write a review of the book. I’m still having the “meh” reaction.The book is about George Washington's seventh birthday. No one in his family seems to know or care that it's his birthday. That's the plot for “Sixteen Candles,” the 1984 John Hugh [...]

    4. This fictional biography is a lovely addition to the books that I will be sharing with my children's literature course. The text of the very first pages invites readers of all ages to connect with this giant of an American historical figure with the sentence, "When George Washing went to sleep Friday night, he was six years old. When he woke up on Saturday he was seven." The whimsical water color and pen illustrations by Barry Blitt and include subtle references iconic Washington items throughou [...]

    5. This book is an interesting combination of a fictional story about George Washington on his 7th birthday, and facts about the man and his life. McNamara has combined factual information with myths from George Washington's life and presented them all in the course of this one day. For example, she shows what kind of student he was, as well as including the cherry tree chopping myth. The illustrations fit the story well in their style, but aren't compelling to young readers.As an adult reader, I u [...]

    6. In this charmingly illustrated picture book, Margaret McNamara describes George Washington's fictional 7th birthday. The multigenre text includes an obviously (to adults) fictionalized account of the day along with fact boxes to clear up what really happened.This would be a great text to use to introduce children to the idea of historical fiction and reality versus story/legend. Ultimately, I don't care for it because it reinforces so many commonly held misconceptions about Washington. He didn't [...]

    7. There are a LOT of myths out there about George Washington! Let's go back to when he was just a 7-year-old boy, it's his birthday and we are about to debunk some of these myths! What a fun book about a guy who usually seems to be kind of boring! The illustrations are quite funny--what 7-year-old wore a white, powdered wig?! The story of George's birthday is told in the context of everyone forgetting that it's his special day. What makes it really fun and informative is the little FACT callout bo [...]

    8. Young George Washington is excited to turn 7, but his family is so busy that it seems they don't even notice. Will anyone ever remember George Washington's birthday?This is a cute story, and a perfect introduction to George Washington. What I really admire about this book is that it is self-conscious: text boxes and a follow-up note help the reader differentiate the "facts" from the "fiction." Share this book in the classroom around Presidents' Day, and engage young readers in a discussion about [...]

    9. I'd love to study this book alongside JOHN, PAUL, GEORGE, AND BEN to talk about historical legends. This book has one of the best Historical Notes at the end that I've read in a while, told from George Washington's point of view. Each spread includes a FACT box telling what parts of the story are pulled from historical documents.I support independent bookstores. You can use this link to find one near you or order GEORGE WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY on IndieBound: indiebound/book/978037

    10. Oh how I miss The 39 Apartments of Ludwig Van Beethoven! Blitt's illustrations brought back my emotional attachement to the book in an instant.This is no replacement, but it's certainly a welcome book. An interesting combination of fact and fiction. Should be good for schools, classrooms and one that helps bring down-to-earth Presidental birthdays.Pair with Lane Smith's John, Paul, George and Ben and Anne Rockwell's President's Day for a winning trio.

    11. This book was a fun look at a young version of Washington. The book tell of many tales we all know of Washington, such as him chopping down the apple tree. The simple narrative of the book makes it easy to read for those at a young age. The illustrations in the book were terrific. There was so much going on in every page. This is a great book to use as a start to learning about our first president.

    12. The inside cover said this book is for ages 4 - 8. Most pages have a little side note saying if something is a fact or a myth. The end of the book has a page written as if George wrote it. It gave more information about his life. It also had a list of things he said like: Think before you speak. When you sit down, keep your feet firm and even; keep your nails clean and short; etc. He really did write a list that he called "110 Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior".

    13. This cute introduction to the early life of George Washington is a great addition to any picture book collection on Presidents. The book is mostly true, but there are wonderful inserts on each page that give true facts about George Washington, and how some of the legends surrounding him came to be. The watercolor's used to create these caricature style illustrations are engaging and students will find them inviting.

    14. Hmmm. Other people liked this more than I did.Just sort of confusing. Why write a picture book that mixes so much fact and fiction? Kids will get confused. Is it true or is it not?Not a fan of the illustration style, either.That said I did not know that G.W. wrote a list of things he needed to remember to be a gentleman. Or that he didn't have much in the way of formal schooling mostly just his older half-brother.

    15. This book is fiction, but has some non-fiction qualities. It tells a story about a 7 year old George Washington and talks about facts,myths and rumors about G.W.'s life. I think it could still be used for a report for a upper elementary student. The last page of the book is the 'truth' about G.W. as if G.W. was telling it. Very interesting!

    16. This was a great way to introduce facts about George Washington, while still allowing your students to find enjoyment through the story like feel. I would use this in the classroom for a social studies lesson. The only draw back is it was lengthy, and there was a lot of text! It was still worth reading and using in the classroom.

    17. This is a strange book-- it's partly an exploration of myth and reality in the life of George Washington, partly just a story about a young boy who thinks his family has forgotten his birthday that has nothing to do with George Washington at all. The end includes a section that divides fact from fiction for George Washington's life.

    18. I thought this was a very good picture book that I can easily see reading and using in the library. This will definitely one to get! I liked the illustrations, the cute and funny story. I liked all the facts and the bio at the end as well. A very nice picture book that is both fun and informational. Hard to do!

    19. I enjoyed reading this hybrid book! The storyline was creative and I enjoyed the factual information along the way. This book could be used when learning about the presidents, and more specifically George Washington. It would provide a funny read to go alongside the more content-based books about George Washington.

    20. This is a good book to read out loud to elementary students when they are learning about the presidents. This is developmentally appropriate for elementary students to learn about the life of George Washington. It puts the life of George Washington in a fun way for students. As a teacher, you can do many fun activities with this book to learn about who George Washington was growing up.

    21. This story addresses some facts and myths about George. The story takes place on George's 7th birthday, but the facts and myths come throughout his life (the title does state that it is a mostly true tale). Teachers could use this book around President's Day or when teaching about George Washington and the Revolutionary War.

    22. Need another book about George Washington? This one does a good job of sorting the myths about George Washington from the facts. This would also be fun for a round of Fact or Fiction in your classroom.

    23. Actually more of a hybrid as its subtitle implies. Cleverly told tale about GW as a 7 year old celebrating his birthday -- a birthday everyone would celebrate in the future. Kids will enjoy seeing George as a kid and interesting facts are woven in and out. Good title to use on that special day.

    24. A fictional story of our first presidents seventh birthday with facts and myths told throughout. Some I was unaware of. Which just goes to show that anyone can gain knowledge with these simple but necessary picture books.

    25. This story of GW as a seven year old weaves fact,. myth, and fiction, clearly indicating which is which with inset passages. Clever details are inserted in illustrations for those who notice. Author note clarifies further.

    26. I love that this book can open up a conversation about history and the presidents. This book is very engaging for young readers. I also like that this book can introduce tall tales to students because it is clear what is true and what is false within the text.

    27. This is the way to learn history. I would almost recommend this to the high school kids in my school. They could maybe even make a picture book of their own for a history project. I appreciate the focus on good virtue as well. It is needed boys and girls alike these days.

    28. Both facts and myths about George Washington. For example, did George Washington wear a wig? Did he really chop down that cherry tree? How did George Washington celebrate his birthday? A great read to explain why we celebrate President's Day.

    29. a fictional account of George Washington's seventh birthday with sidebars that explain if something if a fact or a myth. Could be useful during Presidents' week, but may get lost since it would be shelved under fiction not biography

    30. This book is a great hybrid. It shows a fun story of George Washington while telling fun facts about him separated throughout.

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